Mark Allen vs Ma Hailong
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
During the present International Championship Qualifiers that are taking place at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Mark Allen and Ma Hailong will square off against one another. Mark Allen has a very good probability of coming out on top in this match, whereas Ma Hailong is the overwhelming underdog.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Mark Allen - Allen’s experience will speak
Mark Allen is the odds-on favorite to win this match, and there is a very good chance that he will end up being the victor. Zhengyi Fan defeated Mark Allen in his most recent match, which took place in round 1/8 of the Shanghai Masters, with a score of 3-6, which was an unexpected outcome. In spite of this, he has already lost three of his most recent matches, including the one against Mark Selby in the semi-final of the World Championship, which he lost 15-17, and the match against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the European Masters, which he also lost 5-0. Mark Allen did well to pick up two victories in the span of his most recent five matches. These victories came against Anton Kazakov in the European Masters and John Astley in the Wuhan Open, in matches that both ended with scores of 5-0 and 5-3, respectively.
Ma Hailong - Hailong has a lot of work to do
Ma Hailong is a strong underdog in this match, and the Chinese will be hoping for a miracle to happen in this match because he is up against a challenging and top player in Mark Allen. On the other hand, Hailong will be looking to take advantage of the fact that Mark Allen is not performing at his best and will thus have great hopes for this situation. Ma Hailong's most recent match, which was against Scott Donaldson and took place in the Wuhan Open Qualification, ended with a score of 5-1 in favor of Donaldson's victory. Ma Hailong was handily defeated in this match. However, in spite of his terrible performance, as he has now lost two of his previous five matches, with the other loss coming at the hands of Jordan Brown, we can still anticipate him to perform at his highest level here, approach this match with the most effective strategy, and have a mindset that is focused on victory.
Expert Betting Tips
In spite of the fact that Mark Allen is not in the best shape possible, I anticipate a fight in which he will emerge victorious. In the meantime, despite the fact that Ma Hailong is not an overwhelming favorite to win this match, I believe that he will still have a difficult time of it due to the fact that his level of play is simply not even close to that of Mark Allen.